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It’s a close battle at the Top as Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ remains No1 for a third week, narrowly fending off the challenge from new-entry ‘WatchDogs 2’ from Ubisoft for PS4 and Xbox One.
The government recently announced they are spending £1.9bn to retaliate against cybercrime in the UK. Cybercrime is a much more widespread problem than high profile DDoS or hacking cases we read about in the media. The National Crime Agency (NCA) estimates cybercrime cost on average each UK business £64K and most of these attacks, such as identity theft or fraudulent phishing scams, could have been prevented.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 44 by Reflection.
‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ (-55%) remains at No1 for a second week. ‘Fifa 17’ (+6%) moves back up to No2 pushing ‘Battlefield 1’ (-39%) down to No3. It means the sole new entry in this weeks’ Top 10 is Bethesda’s ‘Dishonored 2’. The sequel is down 38% on the original ‘Dishonored’, which launched on 360, PS3 and PC in 2012. Its arrival pushes another Bethesda title ‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition’ (-64%) down to No5.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 43 by Reflection.
‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ blasts to the top of the All Formats Chart with the second biggest release of the year (behind FIFA 17). However, it’s not enough to outperform last year’s ‘Black Ops III’ launch week with sales down 48.4%.
Ukie published a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond, laying out a series of recommendations for the Autumn Statement Budget reforecast, due to be delivered on 23 November this year. There are seven recommended measures in total, which center around the games sector’s access to public funding, skills and talent development, and trade and investment.